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  The Ranking Miss P

 

Miss P with Radio 1 DJ's Annie

Nightingale and Janice Long 1984

 

Publicity Card 1986

 

 

Factfile

 

Her elder sister is Rita Marley, widow of Bob Marley.

 

Miss P provides programmes for radio stations around the world, and music programmes for various airline in-flight services.

 

Is the voice behind many top advertising TV and radio campaigns.

 

Has presented and produced at Gambia, Ghana, The Bahamas, Belgium, Cuba, France, Holland, Jamaica, Japan and Sweden

 

Won best radio/club DJ at 2004 Black Music Awards.

 

Presented BBC 2 s documentary series, The Story Of Reggae.

 

Is soon to tour Australia and New Zealand with Horace Andy.

 

See albums; Ranking Miss P Presents: Sweet Harmony by Various Artists (Trojan 2003) and D.B.C Rebel Radio- Various Artists (Trojan 2004)

 

Her Xodus Music Group company managed and produced the 2002 Heroes Of Kingston concerts, The Roots Homecoming Festival and John Holt In Symphony with the Royal Philharmonic Concert.

 

 

Born in London as Margaret Anderson to Jamaican parents, Ranking Miss P's father Leroy was a talented musician. She grew up listening to a varied music mix including reggae, pop, rock, soul, funk and ska.

DBC Radio

Originally looking to join the Medical profession, on request of her brother Lepke she decided to join his Neasden pirate radio station, Dread Broadcasting Corporation (DBC) in 1979. Broadcasting at weekends to N.W. London, it was the first black owned and controlled radio station in Europe. Primarily broadcasting reggae music, the playlist also included calypso, rhythm & blues, reggae, hi life, soca, jazz and hip hop courtesy of team of dedicated DJs which included Neneh Cherry and Gus Dada Africa.  Artists played  included Burning Spears, The Royal Rasses and Aswad. Miss P became the manager of DBC and the station became successful, gaining media attention, paving the way for many other community stations to obtain licenses when broadcasting authorities were pressured by the public to legalise them.

BBC TV

In 1983, Miss P was asked by the BBC TV  to compose and perform promotional trails and the theme song for their black magazine programme, Ebony.

BBC Radio

She then presented the 'World Ranking' reggae music show on the BBC World Service and after guesting on BBC Radio 1's Janice Long radio show in 1984, Miss P was invited to work at the station permanently. She joined to present her own Sunday (later Saturday) night reggae show 'Culture Rock'.  The programme became highly popular, bringing reggae to a UK audience, and spurring distributors to make the records more accessible to the public.  A mother of 3 children, Miss P spent much of her week trawling various record stores that sold reggae to chat to stockists about what was popular. From 1986  she was heard on BBC Radio London presenting a weekly music programme.

These Days

Leaving Radio 1 in 1989, Miss P continued to be heard on Radio London and currently presents a 2-hour Saturday night music show 'Riddim and Blues'. The programme includes reggae, classic and soul, dance, ragga and roots music.

Miss P can also be seen and heard DJ'ing at  various clubs and dances and many of London's main Reggae events.

 

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Audio BBC

 

 Tune in to Culture Rock (1984)

 End of a Show (1985)

 Trail with Robbie Vincent (1986)

 Musical Motown Massage!  (May 1989)

 

 

 

See also external links;

 

BBC Radio London

Trojan Records

 

 

 

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